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True Or False ?

  1. Nov 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    True Or False ?
    Unhybridised orbitals are symmetrical
    Hybridised orbitals are asymmetrical



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 10, 2009 #2
    Try taking a look at simulations or artistics renditions of different orbitals. It may give you a good idea of whether hybridized/unhybridized orbitals have symmetry. I would also suggest looking at orbitals present in molecules that have various different elements in it, rather then diatomic elements. Also, do not look at the orbitals between two of the same elements, such as a C-C bond.
     
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